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Korg (www.korg.com) has introduced the MicroStation keyboard. It's designed for beginners as a live keyboard or for guitar players looking to easily lay down some drum tracks.
The MicroStation plugs into your laptop or tablet. Compact and portable, it features Korg’s 61-key Natural Touch mini keyboard, numerous effects, dual arpeggiators and 16 tracks of MIDI recording power.
The MicroStation also provides an SD card slot, allowing users to save their programs, combinations and song data directly onto an SD/SDHC card. Its knobs and controllers are located for easy use.
Frequently used parameters can be assigned to the four real-time control knobs for sound editing or for performing with the arpeggiator. With theexternal switch on, these four knobs can be used to control an external MIDI device. A joystick is provided for even more expressive potential.
For editing of programs, combinations, drum kits and arpeggio patterns, the it's bundled with the MicroStation Editor and MicroStation Plug-In Editor software. The Korg MicroStation is available now for US$399.